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About Us


Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Rochester.

Our mission is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to build productive careers in the field of electrical and computer engineering. Our students will learn the principles and practices of fundamental and applied electrical and computer engineering. We will train them to identify and solve problems systematically, to think creatively, and to recognize the role of engineering in modern society.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will also cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment that recognizes, respects, and values differences based on ethnicity, race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive (DEI) committee is comprised of faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students.

We offer two BS degrees: an audio and music engineering degree and an electrical and computer engineering degree accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, We also offer a MS and PhD in electrical engineering.

Our faculty teach and perform research in the broad areas of signals and communications, VLSI and computer architecture, and physical electronics.

Our research programs have broad societal impact: we have multiple programs related to energy, health and medicine, the connected world, and music. Specific research programs span a wide range, including:

  • Medical imaging
  • Image processing
  • Genomics
  • Audio and music signal processing
  • Analog, digital and radio frequency
  • VLSI design
  • Computer architecture
  • Nanotechnology
  • Spintronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Wireless communications
  • Sensor networks
  • Microfluidics
  • MEMs
  • Robotics

To learn more about these programs and other department research, visit our research page.